[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 102 (Thursday, May 27, 1999)]
[Pages 28817-28818]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-13541]




Agency Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit the 
following continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB for 
review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of 
the information collection as described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 26, 1999.

ADDRESSES: U.S. EPA, Office of Compliance, 401 M Street SW, Washington, 
DC 20460, Mail code 2223A. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the 
ICR without charge by calling Sandy Farmer of OP at (202) 260-2740.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Raia at (202) 564-6045, 
Facsimile Number (202) 564-0050, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a 
person is not required to respond to, a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB 
control numbers for EPA's regulations are displayed in 40 CFR part 9.
    The EPA would like to solicit comments to:
    (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and
    (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

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    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
those which are subject to The National Emission Standard for Hazardous 
Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface 
Coating) (40 CFR part 63, subpart II).
    Title: NESHAP subpart II: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface 
Coating), OMB Control #2060-0330 and EPA ICR number 1712.02, expiration 
date May 31, 1999.
    Abstract: The respondents are owners or operators of Shipbuilding 
and Ship Repair Facilities. Operations covered include: primer and top 
coat application in manufacturing processes and in ship repair 
processes. The NESHAP regulation 40 CFR part 63, subpart II, was 
promulgated on December 15, 1995. The Administrator has determined that 
Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) 
emissions from Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Facilities cause or 
contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to 
endanger public health or welfare. In order to ensure compliance with 
the standards promulgated to protect public health, adequate record 
keeping and reporting is necessary. In the absence of such information, 
enforcement personnel would be unable to determine whether the 
standards are being met on a continuous basis, as required by the Clean 
Air Act. Record keeping and reporting are mandatory under this 
regulation. Records must be maintained for 5 years.
    Burden Statement: Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to 
a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review 
the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the 
    Affected facilities must comply with the part 63 General Provisions 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements including: initial 
notifications; performance tests; and start-up, shut-down, malfunction 
reports. In addition there are record keeping and reporting 
requirements specific to the shipbuilding and repair NESHAP. Owners or 
operators of shipbuilding and ship repair facilities to which this 
regulation is applicable must choose one of the four compliance options 
described in the final rule or install and monitor a specific control 
system to control coating emissions and reduce HAP emissions to the 
compliance level. The rule requires an initial one-time notification 
from each respondent and subsequent notification every 6 months to 
indicate their compliance status. At the time of the initial 
notification each respondent is also required to submit an 
implementation plan that describes compliance procedures. A respondent 
is also required to keep necessary records of data to determine 
compliance with the standards in the regulation. The data must be 
recorded monthly. A report must be submitted semi-annually by each 
respondent. There will be an estimated 100 respondents to the 
information collection requirements.
    The total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this 
collection averaged over the next 3 years is estimated to be $26,218 
per year. The average burden, per respondent, is 772 hours per year.

    Dated: May 14, 1999.
David N. Lyons,
Acting Director, Manufacturing, Energy and Transportation Division.
[FR Doc. 99-13541 Filed 5-26-99; 8:45 am]